This Garlic Baked Shrimp Recipe is a perfect alternative to traditional Shrimp Scampi Recipes, which are typically drenched in butter and/or oil.

My version still has the flavors you love, but with less fat and calories. Each bite packs tons of delicious flavor and a hint of crunch.

But the best part is that this baked shrimp recipe can be prepared quickly, easily and with very little prep and few ingredients. So it’s a great Weight Watchers dinner idea when you need something on the table – fast!

Even my husband, who’s not really a big fan of shrimp, enjoyed this dish. Definitely something that I’ll make again soon!

2.38 from 8 votes
garlic baked shrimp
GARLIC BAKED SHRIMP
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 
This easy and delicious shrimp recipe is similar to a shrimp scampi recipe, but baked, and with less butter and more breading. This dish doesn’t require a lot of ingredients or prep, and works well when you need to get dinner on the table fast.
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 226 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 lb fresh raw shrimp (deveined, peeled and tails removed)
  • 2 tbsp light butter (melted)
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • 2 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup corn flakes cereal (crushed)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine shrimp, lemon juice, garlic, paprika and salt & pepper. Pour into a small baking dish.
  3. In another bowl, combine cornflakes, butter, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest and parsley until it reaches a course, mealy consistency – just enough to evenly blend the ingredients.
  4. Sprinkle cornflakes mixture over shrimp. Transfer to oven and bake until shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings

Serving size is about 1 cup

Each serving = 3 Points*

*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value 

Nutrition Facts
GARLIC BAKED SHRIMP
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4.3g 22%
Cholesterol 264mg 88%
Sodium 500mg 21%
Potassium 253mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 10.8g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 2.1g
Protein 31.3g 63%
Calcium 18%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

26 Comments

  1. My family and I loved this recipe. We substituted gluten-free breadcrumbs for the corn flake crumbs and used Smart Balance light for the butter. It tasted very rich. I plan to try this with gluten-free corn flakes next time. Thanks!

  2. I loved this recipe! it was so tasty. I agree it was a litle dry but I put it over buttered pasta, adding a few more points, and it was delicious! thank you so much cant wait to try some more!

  3. This does not come close to being a shrimp scampi – very dry, even though I added more butter than the recipe called for, about 2 T of reg butter, not 2 t of light butter. I followed the recipe exactly, using fresh ingredients. Except for the lemon. Here in Mexico, you cannot find lemon, so I used lime juice but not the zest, which is bitter and not sweet like lemon zest. Mine did not look like the picture, which shows a succulent, juicy dish. Mine was dry. I’m going to try this again with changes … I think the recipe has some merit.

  4. Sara Graham Reply

    This was good, but for four servings I only got 1/2 cup. I would definitely make this again.

    • Sara Graham Reply

      Oh, and when I put it into the weight watchers calculator with ingredients it added to 5 points for 1/2 cup, not 4 points for 1 whole cup.

      • LaaLoosh Reply

        This is the issue I have with that Weight Watchers Recipe Builder. I often find it very inaccurate when compared to the exact nutritional data that I calculate from the labels on all of the ingredients I use. The best way to get the mos accurate Points Plus value is to add up all the nutritional stats of each ingredient you use, and then divide it by the number of servings. Then, enter that into the Weight Watchers calculator.

      • I put this into the pp calculator and it’s 5p+ for a 1 cup serving not 4p+

  5. Debbie Montique Reply

    Made this tonight along with the crab bisque, and our Good Friday seafood meal was absolutely DELICIOUS thanks to you!!! I do have one question though because I want to stay true to my WW Points….. is the 1 cup of corn flakes measured before or after you crush them? Thanks again for sharing these wonderful recipes!

  6. Just made this dish and it is delicious !!!!! My entire family loved it. Most definitely making it in the future.

  7. Laura Shelton Reply

    Made it tonight and really enjoyed it a lot. We didn’t think the garlic was overpowering at all. I did add about a tablespoon of melted butter to the lemon juice and seasonings on the shrimp. When I make it again (and I will LOL), I may try some crushed red pepper or perhaps some Old Bay seasoning to give it a little more flavor. Loved the cornflake topping….YUM! I served it over some angel hair pasta & hubby practically licked the bowl clean. A winner :)

  8. As somebody said before, something was not quite right with this recipe. I didn’t like it very much.

  9. Erin Guerard Reply

    I’m loving your recipes! Thank you so much for posting them. Loved this one as well but it really didn’t make much. I got about 2 cups out of it and it felt like more of an appetizer than a meal but i did some spaghetti squash to fill up on so that paired nicely with it.

    Thanks also for posting points and nutritional value. Takes a lot of the work out of it for me :)

  10. Monica Land Stathers Reply

    Made this tonight and it was a huge hit!! Served it with rice and asparagus. Will definitely make again, but will probably go a little easier on the garlic :)

  11. Iv been meaning to make this recipe for a long time and I made it tonight. It was soo good! I dont buy cereal. so I used Panko crumbs instead. It was soooo good! Thank you!

  12. I couldn’t find parsley (I live in Costa Rica, where it’s not always available), so I substituted oregano. It wasn’t bad but somethng wasn’t quite right; I think the garlic was a little overpowering for a pound of shrimp

  13. Just saw this recipe today. Sounds yummy. Will try soon! thx!

    • I made this last night and answered my own question – yes! Delicious, easy dish. I had it over some 0 pt noodles.

  14. Vicki Sprague Reply

    your other baked shrimp scampi recipe calls for baking only 8-10 minutes why is this one 20 minutes?

    • Sorry…typo….that’s supposed to be 10 minutes. I’m going to correct it now.

  15. That looks delicious. I love your recipes! Have a happy halloween!

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